The Negation - Memento Mori (2015, Kaotoxin Records)
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
The Order of Apollyon – The Sword and the Dagger (2015, Listenable Records)
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Temple of Baal – Mysterium (2015, Agonia Records)
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress (2015, Constellation)
The outfit of Godspeed You! Black Emperor has never hidden its allegiance to their positions, politics, or views on the world. However, the post-rock group never really caressed the desire to break into mainstream or the music business. Without any announces their most recent releases ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend Ascend! and Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress were good records but not groundbreaking as Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Horna – Hengen Tulet (2015, World Terror Committee)
Interestingly enough, lately I’ve been catching on black metal bands that I’ve been ignorant of and that have been around for a good time; first with Tsjuder and now Horna. Both were formed in 1993, Tsjuder from Norway and Horna is from Finland. Surprisingly enough, both bands have been at their craft and kept it true to its origins without overselling to other genres or to reach a wider audience.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Gorgoroth – Instinctus Bestialis (2015, Soulseller Records)
After a series of Black Metal Hall of fame potential records, Norwegian band Gorgoroth has been a ridiculous caricature of itself. Aligning a huge criminal record from its members and a legal dispute over the band’s name, it is almost an historic worthy of soap opera.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Deafheaven – New Bermuda (2015, Anti-)
It was not until last year that I discovered Deafheaven’s sophomore album Sunbather and their mix of my favorite genre in music black metal with a genre I’m not that connoisseur of, shoegaze. It was around October that I immersed myself in songs like ‘’The Pecan Tree’’ and ‘’Dream House’’. I gave them a somewhat high score but not the highest I ever gave to a new album. Why?